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Our History

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Our History Timeline

We know that every business is unique, which is why we offer customised and flexible financial solutions to suit individual companies, with Contract Hire as the most frequently sought-after financing option.

1970

Original Timeline

Did you know the original Hireco trailers were used to deliver coal and for farming in Ireland? The idea of trailer rental developed over the summer months renting flats to local businesses.

1991

Fully Fledged Rental Company

The business developed into a fully-fledged rental company, when Pat Carson acquired both Hireco NI & Hireco Dublin.

1999

First Base In England

Hireco established their first base in England through the acquisition of Transport Logistics in Membury to form Hireco TL Ltd. This acquisition added 300 trailers to the fleet.

2006

Over 1000 Trailers

As the company developed, Hireco opened a branch in Thatcham and the fleet then totalled over 1000 trailers.

2006

James Smith Joins Hireco

James Smith joined the company in 2006 as Managing Director of Hireco TL Ltd. Hireco established a key partnership with leading manufacturer Dennison trailers.

2007

Partnership With SDC

Hireco built upon these key partnerships by connecting with SDC trailers to form a strong and successful relationship.

2008

Over 2000 Trailers

In the last 2 years Hireco successfully doubled their overall fleet size to over 2000 trailers due to a successful fleet acquisition strategy. 2008 also saw Hireco build a key partnership with Schmitz Cargobull.

2009

Acquisition of JB Trucking

Hireco increased their fleet by another 400 trailers through acquisition of JB Trucking.

2010

The Certus Digital Pen Platform

In 2010 Hireco recognised the need to invest in market leading technology. The Certus digital pen platform was developed to provide real time and customer accessible fleet documentation and management.

2010

Over 3000 Trailers

Hireco reached a milestone in 2010 of 3000 trailers operating across the UK and Ireland.

2010

Opening of Belfast Office

A central maintenance and accounts team were set up in a brand new office in Belfast.

2013

£25,000,000 Investment

Hireco continued to be the biggest buyer in the UK with an investment of over £25m on 1,149 new build trailers.

2015

Partnership with Mercedes

Hireco developed a key partnership with Mercedes following the introduction of brand new trucks to their fleet.

2015

Further Investment of New Fleet

This investment on new fleet continued in 2015 by adding an additional 1,000 trailers to the fleet showing an investment of over £20m.

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